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Return to Byzantium on the CBC National Series Absolutely Canadian

Return to Byzantium is going to be on the national series Absolutely Canadian this Saturday Oct 19th 2013,
at 9 AM in British Columbia (12 noon Easter Time).  

Great news! Return to Byzantium airs on CBC Television
in September in British Columbia.

If you missed it the first time, here are more upcoming opportunities:
  • 23-Sept at 11:00 am
  • 28-Sept at 09:00 am
  • 29-Sep at 11:00 am

Return to Byzantium — The Art and Life of Lilian Broca
airs on CBC Television on July 20 at 7PM!

The director, producers and crew of the one hour documentary RETURN TO BYZANTIUM: THE ART AND LIFE OF LILIAN BROCA, are all thrilled and proud to announce that it will be aired on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in British Columbia, on July 20th at 7 pm, PT. The documentary is also expected to air across Canada in the fall, the exact date will be announced later in the summer.

Return to Byzantium — The Art and Life of Lilian Broca

a documentary by Adelina Suvagau

Illuminating artistic inspiration
The remarkable life journey of Canadian artist Lilian Broca is dramatically portrayed in Return to Byzantium: The Art and Life of Lilian Broca, a 50-minute film produced by Sonia Productions in co-production with Romanian National Television.

After a lifetime dedicated to art, bringing her international recognition and awards, Lilian Broca returns to the country of her birth, Romania, for the first time in 52 years. The film employs dramatic "flashback" recreations of Lilian's past, representing memories of her experiences as a child, teenager and adult, as well as her search to understand religion, mythology, legends and symbols in order to regain a sense of her roots.

Broca awakened to her artistic nature at age seven, when her parents enrolled her in art classes. The country's Soviet-dominated culture, however, discouraged self-expression and imagination. Her first glimpse of real art happened in her neighbourhood church: there, on a wall was a brilliant Byzantine icon illuminated by a shaft of golden sunlight. Though lacking religious reference for Broca, the icon's radiant splendour held her in its thrall, belying the otherwise drab, grey world in which she lived.